Jeezus, what a mess
I logged on the other night to upload a video to my "channel" (spit) and stumbled into their spiffy new redesign, which looks like an even bigger pain in the ass than before.
Needless to say, the first thing I did was visit the Privacy settings to make sure it was still locked down tighter than a prima donna's corset.
"It added that the design of YouTube's Channels page had also been rejigged to help users 'find great videos'."
Oh, would that be the excuse for that column that gobbles up a third of the page when I go there, and is full of bullshit videos I'm not the least bit interested in -- and which I can't get rid of? It was bad enough that when I visited there (without logging in) the screen was crammed with boxes recommending crap like glitzy music videos and shitty trailers for shitty movies. Seriously, man... every time I go there now, the screen is at least two-thirds full of boxes recommending useless shit that I wouldn't watch with a gun to my head.
About a year and a half or so ago, I integrated one of my Gmail accounts -- one I opened in order to start a Blogger blog -- with my YouTube account, which more or less accompanies the blog... but only after ignoring about six months of their goddamn' nagging, and only after they basically forced me to.
The new uploading scheme is a piece of shit, too. I never could get it to upload properly -- it just sits there at 0% while my router flashes away as if there's data going up -- and ended up choosing the "old upload method" option. Cripes, how long before they take _that_ away?
Screw it, man. I'm off to Vimeo.